U Visa Process Impacted by Recent Lawsuit

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Friday, July 20 2018 Jul 20, 2018 July 20, 2018 8:14 PM July 20, 2018 in News

WESLACO – A recent lawsuit set a precedent that could cause a delay in the application process for U visas.

U visas go to immigrants who were victims of crime in their home countries.

“Right now, we have about eight to 10 U visas that are pending and some of them have been pending for quite some time now,” says Immigration Attorney Hector Barrera.

Because of an opinion filed by the Attorney General in May, judges are no longer given authority to agree to administrative closure.

Administrative closure allows the applicant to stay in the U.S. while the U visa is still pending.

KRGV’s Valerie Gonzalez spoke with Barerra about how this will impact applicants.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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